Malware

Internet and phone scams continue to plague Australians with over $851m lost to scams in 2020. There are many scams to watch out for involving tech. From automated Internet disconnection scams to call centre scams with ‘agents’ pretending to be from the Australian Federal Police with a warrant for your arrest. It’s a minefield out there, there are many scams, many adaptations and many ways to get caught out. There are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of being caught up in such scams. Phone Scams - If you’re unsure who...

What is ScanGuard? Is it Safe? Many clients have asked us recently about ScanGuard. While it promises all the best scans available and does an excellent job at doing so, in our experience it’s bad news. We did an install on a test computer to see the result, and as suspected, ScanGuard installed its own Spyware / Malware. ScanGuard should be considered a scam, whereby it installs junk in order to give you something to clean. It will scan our computer, find junk and then offer to remove it for a fee....